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#1 Alexandra

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 09:32 PM

There are now several Blogs Worth Checking that deal with ballet, and I thought I'd start a thread for them, for easy reference.

Tobi Tobias recently celebrated her first anniversary of her ArtsJournal blog Seeing Things She writes nearly weekly (and there's a "coming soon" line where she posts when she expects to write again, and the subject.

San Francisco dance critic and writer Rachel Howard just started a blog. In addition to reviews, she raises issues in dance that deserve an airing. Updated frequently.

Bruce Sansom has a blog over on ballet.co. He kept a record of his company's summer tour -- it's stopped now, or at least resting, but well worth a read.

#2 sandik

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 07:39 AM

I've enjoyed reading all of these, but I must admit that it's difficult to keep up with all the additions. Like all of us, I spend too much time in front of the screen, and the list of websites I mouse through every day looking for new postings is getting unwieldy. I wish there was some way I could get a notice when there's a new post (rather like Doug McLennan's ArtsJournal link site, or the yeoman work you all do here) so I could spend more time reading and less time looking for something to read.

#3 Alexandra

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:03 AM

Most blogs have an update list -- I know Tobias's does, not sure about the others, but you could explore and find out :P

#4 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:08 AM

It's another thing to do, and not perfectly reliable, but you can use blogreader software that tracks the new posts to the list of blogs you give it that have what are called xml or rss feeds. Feedster.com, is web-based and free, but also can delay, so if you're impatient for new material, your best choice is to bookmark sites.

#5 sandik

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 06:17 PM

"... so if you're impatient for new material, your best choice is to bookmark sites."

I imagine that my bookmark file is just as jampacked as yours!

#6 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 01:33 PM

This looked like it could use an update:

A few dance blogs:

Alexandra Tomalonis - http://ballet.blogs.com/blog/
Rachel Howard - http://www.rachelhoward.com
Tobi Tobias - http://www.artsjournal.com/tobias/
Brendan McCarthy - http://dancerdance.blogspot.com/
Yours truly - http://www.leighwitchel.com/blog - warning - I use mine almost like a column to write on several subjects that interests me so mine tends to be eclectic.

There are more, please feel free to add to this list.

To keep up with blogs (and cut down on reading time, because you need to check them less frequently) I use a blogreader. I like http://www.bloglines.com a lot - it's free and there's no advertising either.

#7 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 10:10 PM

New blog - Kristin Sloan, dancer with NYCB, is doing a photo blog

An interesting glimpse backstage.

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 12:59 PM

New blog - Kristin Sloan, dancer with NYCB, is doing a photo blog

An interesting glimpse backstage.

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It's very interesting -- she's got a very matter-of-fact tone in her comments.

On the corps headwear for Brahms-Schoenberg.

" These things are pretty heavy, but its the long ribbons in the back that jerk your head back when your partner grabs you that are the REAL hazard."

One question -- is she taking her blog photos with that camera phone?!

#9 Henrik

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 06:16 AM

I'll join:
Good dance blogs:
Catherine L Tully writes at www.4dancers.org
David Hunter writes on ballet for men at www.balletformen.com
And I write one myself, at http://tightsandtiaras.blogspot.com

#10 Bonnie Yu

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 03:20 AM

I am a regular reader of this site and I admit that it's hard to maintain all the additions. I spend many hours looking for new postings so, i wish if I get notice about the new postings it will save lot of time.

#11 carbro

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:06 PM

Welcome, Bonnie, and we're glad you enjoy BalletAlert!

You can get e-mail notifications of any topic, subforum or forum by clicking the WATCH link at the top of the page. I hope that, in addition to reading our discussions, you'll add your own insights, opinions and experiences.

#12 iwatchthecorps

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 05:20 PM

Rebecca King of Miami City Ballet has teamed with Norwegian dancer Henrik Lamark to blog about the art of pas de deux. It is an interesting collaboration between two dance bloggers.

You can get there through Rebecca's blog Tendus Under a Palm Tree
or go directly to Tights and Tiaras

#13 iwatchthecorps

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 08:46 AM

Rebecca King of Miami City Ballet and Norwegian dancer Henrik Lamark have posted The Virtual Pas De Deux: Your Guide to Partnering (Part Two). Check it out at Tendus Under a Palm Tree

#14 POB_fan

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:08 AM

I also enjoy http://rhymeswithdarling.blogspot.com/ Carling Talcott is a young American corps member with Royal Danish Ballet and I don't think I saw this blog on the list. Sometimes it treats dance, sometimes other stuff, but her writing is always great.

#15 ViolinConcerto

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 07:46 PM

Marina Harss in "The Faster Times" her most recent blog entry:

http://thefastertime...ive/#comment-35


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